[REBOL] Re: Dave Winer talking about web apps
From: logoreb:y:ahoo at: 22-Nov-2001 13:08
Logo was pretty powerful-- and simple. You can still
find decent books that use Logo for teaching complex
adaptive systems. It's too bad that turtle graphics
and other educational aspects eclipsed Logo's solid
reputation. Logo deserved better.
I'm a bit struck at how languages that espouse
simplicity are so out of favor with devlopers. Brings
to mind the ridicule of Buckminster Fuller's
innovations decades ago.
For those of you that might not know, Carl wrote an
implementation of Logo. I see more than a handful of
REBOL concepts *may* have been influenced by Logo.
Just a guess.
As far as Dave Winer is concerned, I'm pretty sure he
isn't a believer. It's a shame, because REBOL is
exactly the kind of technology that ought to send Dave
reeling. Over the years I've sent him a handful of
e-mails and scripts that illustrate how REBOL is
designed to bring apps like QuickDraw to the net. Yet
Dave only seems to mention REBOL when he wants to
highlight broad-based scripting support for SOAP or
Dave often reports on P2P stuff, so perhaps the RT
Morpheus work will tip the scales in our favor.
Unfortunately I didn't get a reponse from the link I
sent him. In any case, RT/Morhpeus could be exactly
the type of partnership that breaks things wide open
for REBOL. If that happens, I'm half-expecting Dave to
declare himself a longtime REBOL booster.
(Pssst. Petr, this is your cue to pop-in and ask about
more news about the Morpheus deal. ;^)
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